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TENNESSEE WILDLIFE VIEWING TRAIL » Middle Tennessee
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Natchez Trace Parkway

Site Directions: The 102 mile section of the parkway in Tennessee starts west of Nashville at Hwy 100, near the Loveless Café. The well marked, paved road has several viewing areas and marked historic sites.
North end by Loveless Café - Lat: 36.03516°N Long: -86.97304°W
Hours: public roads
Seasonality: year round
Fees: none

Site Description: The Trace travels through rolling hills, pasture land, and forests of south-central Tennessee. Many viewing areas and marked historic sites provide many opportunities to see a variety of wildlife, scenery, and learn about the history of the region.

Wildlife to Watch: While driving the Trace, be on the look out for white-tailed deer, Wild Turkey, Eastern Bluebird, and various woodpeckers. American Kestrels may be present, while Loggerhead Shrikes are a rare find. In spring and fall migration, passerine migrants are abundant and one can find Black-throated Green Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow Warbler, and possible Cerulean Warbler.

For more information:

National Park web page

National Scenic Byways Program


Submit your data to eBird and help us build a list of birds seen at this site


Be sure to check out our Safety Tips page for important information regarding viewing wildlife in these areas.